January 21, 2015 4

Vegan Tart Citrus Lassi

Vegan Tart Citrus Lassi | @withfoodandlove

Over the holidays and amidst my move, I took some much {much!} needed time off from my life as a health and wellness coach. I knew if I wasn’t going to have the time to devote to myself, I wasn’t going to have the time and energy and direction to devote to others. And although it was a risk, it was one of the best decisions I ever made. My love for health coaching has been seriously renewed and it feels freaking fantastic. I feel so fortunate to love my work everyday. And I have so much gratitude for the kind and awesome and passionate people I get to work with.

This month’s 21 Days to Lean + Green program is thriving. And enrollment for February is now open! Spots are limited, soend me a message right away if you’re interested in joining next month’s group – it starts 2/09 and I would love to have you on board. Over the past year or so, I’ve worked with a handful of bloggers and I’ve recently discovered I really love working with people in the food industry. After cooking, serving and bartending for a combined 16 years and now as a plant-based chef and recipe developer – I know this demanding lifestyle all too well. Check out what Sarah and Kelly and Bree and Lauren have to say about working with me.

Vegan Tart Citrus Lassi | @withfoodandlove

Vegan Tart Citrus Lassi | @withfoodandlove

But really, I just want to work with anyone who is ready to change their life in order to feel their best. If this sounds like you — you should totally head over to the Lean + Green page, scroll to the bottom and check out what some of my past clients are saying about the program.

Now onto this Tart Citrus Lassi!! It’s dairy-free and naturally gluten-free and vegan. It’s also packed with plant-based protein and loaded with probiotics for a happy mind/body/gut. I mean, that makes it the perfect breakfast/snack/dessert right? Yes! Thought so. This lassi is made with Silk’s new dairy-free yogurt alternative and honestly, this is the best non-dairy yogurt{ish} alternative I’ve ever tried. I’ve had ones made from nut milks before, but they were pretty bleh. But this Silk stuff is legit for real. And as I pointed out last week, I typically try to avoid soy unless it’s minimally processed and GMO-free. So I have good news for everyone, Silk products are GMO-free.

This lassi celebrates the flavors of winter. Can I get an amen, a hallelujah, for the love of citrus?! Holy smokes I can’t get enough of it right now. I used meyer lemons and mandarins, but you could use any variety of lemon and oranges you can find. Clementines, cara cara oranges, blood oranges, etc. This recipe is really flexible, whatever you have or whatever is available to you will work. And although Silk’s dairy-free yogurt alternative has live and active cultures in it,  I’ve added in some kombucha for a double dose of those good little bugs.

Vegan Tart Citrus Lassi | @withfoodandlove

Vegan Tart Citrus Lassi | @withfoodandlove

Vegan Tart Citrus Lassi {print me!}

Notes: this recipe yields a thinner lassi than a traditional recipe would. If you want to keep yours on the thicker side, use less almond milk. Meyer lemon is a great addition, but their growing season is short, if you cannot source them regular lemon varieties will work just fine. This takes minutes to whip up, and will serve 2.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup  Vanilla Silk Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative {or yogurt + splash of vanilla}
  • 4 clementines, peeled
  • 1/4 chunk Meyer lemon + zest for garnish
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice {dairy, almond, etc.}
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds + more for garnish
  • 4 – 5 ice cubes
  • pinch sea salt

In your blender combine the yogurt, mandarins, lemon chuck, almond milk, hemp seeds, ice and a  wee pinch of salt. Blend until smooth.

Top the lassi with lemon zest, and hemp seeds + enjoy!


This post is sponsored by Silk; all opinions are my own.

4 Responses to "Vegan Tart Citrus Lassi"

  1. Reply

    jaime : the briny

    January 21, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    amen and hallelujah for citrus, indeed! it’s such a welcome thing in winter. the citrus lassi sounds amazing. i’ve cut dairy out of my pantry, so i’ve been missing the regular probiotic intake i used to maintain with yogurt. i can really tell when i drink kombucha that my body gets a bio shock, which isn’t a comforting idea, so i hope to incorporate more plant-based probiotics into my diet. thanks for the (gorgeous) reminder!

    p.s. i’m so happy to hear you’re feeling renewed and refreshed and excited after your break. i’m rooting for you!

  2. Reply

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    January 21, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Mmmm I am in love with this flavour!! So delicious and healthy :)

  3. Reply

    Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish

    January 22, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    Yay for your lean/green program!!!!! And yay for this lassi… dairy-free perfection!

  4. Reply

    Kimberly/TheLittlePlantation

    January 22, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    OMG this looks beautiful. I MUST try this!
    So glad to hear that the break did you well.
    All the best

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